Person-Centred Care 3 (Adult Nursing)

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
18 July 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B740 Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740CO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B742 Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B742CO Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
MSCIB770 Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health),
MSCIB770SO Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health)

Module description

This module prepares students to lead, manage and coordinate care during practice-based learning experiences. Students will develop independence in the range of enhanced adult nursing proficiencies and procedures.

Students will demonstrate critical, reflective and person-centred leadership when working with others, and demonstrate proficiency in managing the complexities and ambiguities of challenging and conflicting episodes in adult nursing care.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To critically compare sources of knowledge and evidence.

  • To utilise a diverse range of skills.

  • To be accountable for leading and coordinating safe, effective, person-centred adult nursing care with minimal supervision in complex and unpredictable situations.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Lead and manage the person-centred care of a group of people, including those who are emotionally or physically vulnerable, and prioritise, delegate and assign care responsibilities to others where appropriate.

  2. Critically apply the principles of infection prevention and control when leading care, acting as a role model in communicable disease surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship and resistance in adult health care settings.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency, and supervise others effectively in their development, in skilled communication and nursing procedures in person-centred adult nursing care.

  4. Proactively manage the complexities and risks when providing mental, cognitive, behavioural and physical care services across a range of integrated settings, recognising the need for partnership and collaboration between disciplines, settings, sectors and agencies.

  5. Independently manage the administration and optimisation of all medications, including intravenous fluids, using a range of devices used in adult nursing care, retaining the focus on the person-centredness of care at all times.

Module information


  • How to facilitate your own learning and others' learning.

  • How to use critical reflective practice and critical evaluation to promote continuing professional development.

  • Showing leadership in challenging discriminatory practices.

  • How to evaluate and integrate diverse and contradictory sources of evidence to guide your practice and your experiential learning.

  • Getting the most from practice-based learning processes.

  • Preparation for participating in practice-based learning.

  • Applied introduction to using MYEPAD Part 3.

  • Embodying the Professional Values, conduct and behaviours of the NMC Code (MYEPAD Part 3).

  • Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of Proficiencies 1-29 documented in the MYEPAD Part 3 and the OAR.

  • Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of the two Summative Episodes of Care in the MYEPAD Part 3.

  • Preparation for, participation in, and assessment of Medicines Management in the MYEPAD Part 3.

Learning and teaching methods


Students will work under minimal, often indirect, supervision of a range of practice supervisors who have been prepared for this role and their learning will be overseen by Practice Learning Coordinators in placement setting. Link lecturers and practice educators from the university will provide support to students and placement providers.


Tutorial-based methods will nurture students’ reflective and critical research capability. Tutorials will also provide opportunities for clinical supervision where students can engage in detailed reflection on incidents and experiences they have encountered in their practice. Tutorials will be supported by nurse practitioners from clinical partners.

Simulated practice

University-based learning will primarily take place through simulation to fully prepare students to participate in the procedures, proficiencies and practices of advanced nursing care, managing complex situations independently and in teams. Students will be able to practise approaches to leadership in a safe space. They will also have the opportunity to engage with people with lived experiences to gain insight into their experiences of organisational practices and the value of person-centred leadership.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   OVERALL MARK (do not publish)     
Coursework   Placement 1     
Coursework   Placement 2     
Practical   Safe Medicate Exam    100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Matthew Osborne, email: mosborne@essex.ac.uk.



External examiner

Dr Rosemarie Derwin
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Programme Director/ Lecturer
Dr Yusra Abdelat
Angila Ruskin University
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
Of 463 hours, 200 (43.2%) hours available to students:
245 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
18 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.


Further information

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